Capitol Reef National Park


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Capitol Reef National Park:

241,904 acres (97,971 hectares), S Utah. The park features a dome-shaped white rock, said to resemble the U.S. Capitol, and a maze of deep canyons, arches, and monoliths cut through a 100-mi (160-km) uplift, known as the Waterpocket Fold, that geologists consider unique because of its size. Proclaimed a national monument in 1937, it was designated a national park in 1971. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Capitol Reef National Park

Address:HC 70 Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775

Phone:435-425-3791
Fax:435-425-3026
Web: www.nps.gov/care/
Size: 241,904 acres.
Established: Proclaimed as a national monument on August 2, 1937; established as a national park on December 18, 1971.
Location:In south-central Utah on UT 24.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing, auto touring, ranger-guided walks and evening programs.
Special Features:Park preserves the 100-mile-long Waterpocket Fold, an uplift of sandstone cliffs with highly colored sedimentary formations created 65 million years ago. Preserved also is rock art of the Fremont Culture and a historic Mormon settlement.

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From barrier to crossroads: an administrative history of Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.
At Capitol Reef National Park, 100% of fees stay at the park and are used to provide enhanced visitor services, repair and maintenance of facilities, capital improvements, enhanced amenities, resource protection, and additional visitor programs and services.
By law, grazing is still allowed in some areas of Capitol Reef National Park and in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, however, and officials say they would like to see grazing end in those units as well.
It determined that in 1987 the state of Utah unlawfully transferred to Garfield County a square mile of land it owns within Capitol Reef National Park. Garfield County sought the land as part of its long-running attempt to gain control of the Burr Trail, a 66-mile backcountry road that traverses Capitol Reef and Glen Canyon.
On the north, State 12 starts at State 24 just a few miles west of Capitol Reef National Park. Climbing to 9,200 feet in the Boulder Mountains, you'll drive through aspen forests dressed in fall colors (until first snows sometime this month) and pass little-known campgrounds and back-country lakes.
For ten years, NPCA and other conservation groups have been fighting attempts by Garfield County, Utah, to build a paved road across Capitol Reef National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area under an R.S.
In all, nearly 200 bighorns have been moved to start new herds in nearby Arches and Capitol Reef national parks, and to augment a few remaining bighorn sheep in the San Raphael Swell, a badlands-like area northwest of Canyonlands.
Clinton also signed into law the Utah Land Exchange Act, which transfers state lands to Arches and Capitol Reef national parks, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and Dinosaur National Monument through a state-federal exchange.
If the West possesses one spiritual heart,it may lie in the Colorado Plateau, 130,000 acres that spread over Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico and take in such wonders as Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef national parks, and the Green and Colorado rivers.

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